Have you entered my Rafflecopter giveaway yet? You could win an advance copy of Forever Thirteen, as well as a $20 gift card to Starbucks, and a copy of the first book in the series, A Symphony of Cicadas. But if you wait to enter, you may miss your chance. I'm picking winners on Monday, … Continue reading Forever Thirteen giveaway – last chance!
A few months ago, I sent my book, A Symphony of Cicadas, to the "21st Annual Writer’s Digest Annual Self-Published Book Awards." I had high hopes of placing, but mostly I was anxious about the promised commentary from the judge. Well, I didn't place. And I'll admit, I was totally bummed out. I forgot all … Continue reading What the judge had to say about A Symphony of Cicadas
I recently sent my poetry book, Everything I Am Not Saying, to a Kindle Book Reviewer to review my book. He warned me that as a poet himself, he was a very tough reviewer. I admit, I balked a little. But I told him to please go ahead and read it, and then give an … Continue reading A review on my poetry book that left me stunned
The other day I showed a co-worker my new poetry book, Everything I Am Not Saying. She noticed I dedicated it to "Connor", and wondered who that was. I told her he was my third child who died just a few months before he was supposed to be born. She and I connected over our … Continue reading Brittle Leaves, a poem